Cold Call

November 7, 2020

Warm up with our top winter picks. —Vita Daily

Cosy up and quench your thirst with this delicious wintertime dark wheat ale. Layer Up by Stanley Park Brewing is the first beer ever to use the unique flavourful combo of fig, raspberry, orange and ginger. Embrace the season with your perfect partner for the colder months.

The iconic design of Hunter’s Original boot is the inspo behind the brand’s new, more-minimalist Play release—a waterproof boot ($130) fashioned with contrast panels and a unique speckled sole, and available in five freeze-worthy hues, from bayou purple to Scottish moss green to moonstone pink to our fave colourway, kombu/sea fern green with a California pink trim.

Protection from the cold is looking extra chic (and extra Canadian) this winter, thanks to this wear-tested Nobis Scout ladies’ parka ($1,150), in enough colours to make the Northern Lights jealous (we’re partial to this bright-orange hue).

A new collab between two Swedish design powerhouses, Byredo founder Ben Gorham and Ikea, has yielded Osynlig—a baker’s dozen of scented candles ($7 each) made to “provoke a wide range of emotion, from nostalgic memories to dreams of the future and … heighten the experience of being at home through scent” via the use of smell, sound and light. Our flames: the fresh basil and mint, cotton flower and apple, and sandalwood and vanilla varieties.

Chic ahoy! Max Mara’s Treasure Island special-edition range takes inspiration from the FW 2020 collection’s maritime theme and simultaneously (and playfully) celebrates the label’s iconic Teddy Bear fabric with a fun new assortment of products—like this MaxTheTeddy charm ($135).

Winter in much of Canada means ice—lots of ice. That’s why Yeti’s created a Pink Ice collection of coolers, drinkware and accessories, inspired by powdered peaks at first light and, in the case of this cute travel tumbler ($40), guaranteed to keep your coffee or cocoa piping hot, no matter how deep the seasonal freeze.

Hudson’s Bay has collaborated with designer Jeremy Scott on an exclusive collection, just in time for a dip in temp. The 11-piece range features distinctive Moschino pieces reimagined through the lens of the iconic HBC red, green, yellow and indigo stripes. Find seasonal street-style staples like hoodies and joggers alongside a fuzzy moto coat ($1,495) and twinning “collared” jacket bag ($1,695).

A Canadian classic! Roots’ salt-andpepper sweatsuit was first introduced in 1979, the soft fleece quickly becoming an iconic fabric for the brand—and a favourite for fashionistas to this day. This matching pant and hoodie (both pieces come in a variety of fits and styles) is perfect for couch cosiness or comfy road-trip attire; in other words, it’s an all-around staple for winter.

Relax and dream the winter away in 100 per cent organic cotton sheets by Takasa (from $190), finished in warm and luxurious sateen. Healthier for your home and the environment, GOTS-certified fibres make your bed more welcoming, night and day. Choose from three calming earth-tone shades: white, natural and, our seasonal fave, alps.

Motorcycle style meets faux Sherpa in Soia & Kyo’s Linnea jacket ($395 at Altitude Sports) . This relaxed-fit coat hits on the upper thigh and features belt tabs at the collar and waistband, roll-up sleeves and a faux-leather patch design. Structured yet feminine, it makes a trendy winter staple.

Winter fashion should give its wearer a warm and fuzzy feeling. This Mon Tresor bag ($2,890 at Holt Renfrew) from Fendi does just that. The miniature bucket-bag style is crafted from a fuzzy brown sheepskin material to give it a plush, tactile appeal, with the addition of the iconic FF logo diagonally printed all over the soft surface. As bucket bags continue to make a statement (and, really, they always have) we can imagine this petite made-in-Italy purse becoming a closet keepsake that’s returned to sartorial rotation for many a cold-weather season to come.


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